Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in Love

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

The freshmen definitely have some confidence. They’re learning a lot from Eaver, they’re soaking everything in, which is good, and it’s showing on the ice. We’re getting back to the things we were doing at the very start of the year. - Justin Schultz

Sometimes you can get a little too comfortable in your own rink. We’ve been playing really good on the road too. We’ve played some of our best games on the road, so I think it will be nice to get on the road with the boys and get some wins. - 1st-Star Zengerle [Henson]

It is a process with a young team. Our hand is firmly in the back of our players moving them forward and we're getting there, we're starting to see the things in practice that we need to see with more regularity, and that will translate into game experience. - Mike Eaves

Once you get the ball rolling it tends to keep going in the same direction. So hopefully we can keep pushing it this weekend. It's a long trip up there. But in the end those are just excuses. When we get up there we have to be in the mindset of being ready to go and ready to play. - Tyler Barnes

It's a cool place to go, but you're up at the North Pole pretty much. - Sean Dolan [Evans]

UW: 3-5-2 WCHA, 7-6-3 overall (last weekend 4-4 v. Michigan, 4-1 v. MSU)
uaa: 3-6-1 WCHA, 4-8-2 overall (last weekend 4-3 (OT), 0-2 @ CC)

Gameday Links
TV: Friday only, tape-delay (Sat 11AM) - NHL Network
Radio: Friday/Saturday WIBA 1310
Audio webstream: insideBADGERSPORTS ($9.95/mo),
Video webstream: goseawolves
Live stats: goseawolves
Live blog: Capobianco (uwbadgers)

Weekly Shooutout Winner
This week, TYLER BARNES won the shootout over Joe Faust.

Previous Winners:
11/25 Hobey Mersch
11/18 Jordy Murray
11/11 Justin Schultz
11/04 Scott Gudmandson
10/28 Ryan Little
10/21 Jefferson Dahl
10/14 Keegan Meuer

(Thanks again to Paul Capobianco.)

Per Baggot, lines look the same as last Saturday:
Jordy Murray - Craig Smith - Mark Zengerle
Patrick Johnson - Sean Dolan - Ryan Little
Michael Mersch - Derek Lee - Tyler Barnes
Jason Clark - Jefferson Dahl - Podge Turnbull

Jake Gardiner - Justin Schultz
Craig Johnson - John Ramage

Frankie Simonelli - Eric Springer

Scott Gudumandson
Brett Bennett
Extra skaters making the trip include Joe Faust (Ma 60 says hi!) and Gavin Hartzog (who had previously been out of action with an ankle injury).

uaa lines
Baggot's preview isn't up yet, but I'm assuming it'll be posted later today and will include this.

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
goseawolves: preview
Chuck: I See Russia! Alaska Anchorage Week
Baggot (WSJ): UW men's hockey vs. university of alaska-anchorage (no link yet, *sigh*)
Baggot (WSJ): Anchorage as an oasis
Evans (Daily Cardinal): Badgers make long trip to Alaska in search of league wins
Henson (Badger Herald): Badgers head west to Anchorage

(You know, I really like Baggot's series previews, as they usually include opponents' lines, players to watch, "you should know", etc. I just wish he did them every week at that they were posted earlier in the morning.)

Other Articles/Links
Baggot (WSJ): Schultz is the power in Badgers' power play
Baggot (WSJ): Five good minutes with Ryan Little
Baggot (WSJ): Freshmen making presence felt
Baggot (WSJ): After string of tough games, Badgers hope to improve their ranking
uwbadgers: Gardiner, Schultz earn WCHA accolades
Woody (Anchorage Daily News): Seawolves goalie playing splendidly
uaafanblog: Thoughts going into Friday
uaafanblog: Justin Bourne drops F bomb on Wisconsin (hilarious!)
uaafanblog: Who are the Badgers this year?
uaafanblog: Novermber 4th, 2006 is last win versus Badgers

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA (Spisak), WCHA Picks (Spisak/Buckentine), Weekend of Nov 26-27 (Spisak)
INCH: WCHA notebook, Friday Four-cast, First Shift
WCHA: This Week in the WCHA Radio Show
Goon's World: Weekend Match-ups (Sioux 7)

Has anyone noticed that USCHO's This Week in the WCHA is starting to strongly resemble INCH's WCHA notebook in that it only really talks about a couple of teams in the WCHA? Back in the day (miss ya, Todd & Eric), it actually talked about the entire league. *sigh*

Who's going to lose control of this weekend's games?
3-Derek Shepherd; 4-Todd Anderson; 5-Justin Brown; 7-Don Adam; 8-Tom Sterns; 9-C.J. Beaurline; 10-Peter Friesema; 11-Tim Walsh; 12-Butch Mousseaux (R-L); 14- Brian Thul; 15-Marco Hunt; 17-Craig Welker; 18-Max Battimo; 20-Brad Albers; 21-Paul Depyudt; 22-Bill Mason; 23-Matt Ulwelling (R-L); 24-Jon Campion; 25-Mike McCreary; 27-Jonathan Morrison; 29-Scott Bokal; 31-Brett Klosowski; 33-Brad Shepherd.

Linesmen (at uaa)
36-Kent Asplund; 73-Scott Sivulich; 74-Steve Glines; 75-Travis Jackson

GreatPotowotamiChief says . . .
(apparently not back from deer camp yet . . .)

HatchetJoe says . . .
Mersch for Hobey 2014 . . .